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Quinoa salad with shredded greens & raisins served on two plates

Quinoa salad with shredded greens & raisins

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Showcase quinoa in this wonderful salad, with greens, avocado, feta and raisins. Rather than a grain, quinoa is a seed and is a great source of protein

  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
low inkcal381
high infibre9g


  • 150g quinoa
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 200g cavolo nero, shredded
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped into small pieces
  • 30g raisins
  • 2 small avocados, chopped
  • 40g vegetarian feta


  • STEP 1

    Rinse the quinoa in a sieve under running water until the water runs clear, then cook for 20 mins following pack instructions. Leave to rest for 5 mins. Rinse again and drain well by pressing in the sieve.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, put the vinegar and oil in a large bowl, add the cavolo nero and massage in the dressing with your hands to soften it.

  • STEP 3

    Add the quinoa, onion, pepper and raisins, then toss well. Spoon half onto plates, scatter over 1 chopped avocado, crumble in half the feta and toss. The remainder will keep chilled for up to three days. Top with the remaining avocado and feta, then serve.

Recipe tip

Just half an avocado counts as one of your five-a-day and they’re a great source of heart-friendly monounsaturated fat, vitamin E and potassium. The majority of the nutrients are found in the darker green flesh near the skin, so make the most of this, even if it means scraping the last bits out of the shell.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2022

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